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February 1, 2018

Um, Actually THIS Is How The "Division Becomes Toxic" (The Tribune-Review Defends Trump's SOTU By Lying About It A Little)

The Tribune-Review Editorial Board delivered unto us an expected defense of Donald Trump's State of the Union Address.

Mostly favorable, a few jabs and so on.

But I'd like to take a mini-slice out of it to show you, yet again, how they mislead you, their reading public.

Take a look at this paragraph:
But when changes that directly benefit Americans — for example, an economy that has boosted 401(k)s, college funds and retirement accounts — are met with such demonstrable contempt, when some Democrat caucus members hesitate to rise for a 12-year-old's initiative to place more than 40,000 American flags on veterans' graves, such division becomes toxic. [Emphasis added.]
Huh? Those lousy Democrat thugs hesitating to stand for a patriotic 12 year old?

It happened at this part of the speech:


You note however that everyone stands when Trump gets to this part of the speech:
Here tonight is Preston Sharp, a 12-year-old boy from Redding, California, who noticed that veterans’ graves were not marked with flags on Veterans Day. He decided to change that, and started a movement that has now placed 40,000 flags at the graves of our great heroes. Preston: a job well done.
Where is the hesitation? Can someone show me? And how do you define "hesitation" anyway?

If anything it's after Trump reads this next paragraph from his Teleprompter:
Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans. Preston’s reverence for those who have served our Nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem.
Look at the video. Some on the "Not-fans-of-the-pussy grabber" side do remain seated when he talks about the "our civic duty" to "stand for the national anthem."

Let me think of why that might be. It's simple. It's about Colin Kaepernick and all those other NFL players taking a knee to protest police violence against African-Americans. Somehow the man who's under investigation for so many things having to do with selling out the country for Russian help during the election thinks protesting police brutality is not patriotic.

And now look back at how the Trib braintrust spun it at you. They said, "Look! The Dems are disrespecting a patriotic kid!!"

That's a lie. That's how they lie. That's how the "division becomes toxic."

2 comments:

End the Witchhunt of Harvey Weinstein said...

Dems do not have the best track record with this.
Snopes is Wrong: DWS and Ellison Sat for Gold Star Widow
https://www.redstate.com/ameliahamilton/2017/03/02/snopes-wrong-dws-ellison-sat-gold-star-widow/

Ed Heath said...

And you fail to actually address the topic of the blog post. Yet another "Look over here"

Republicans don't have the best track record on anything, policy, behavior, what have you, in the last twenty years. Except for lying, they do exceptionally well at that.